H.R. 4472 (109th): Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006


Dec 8, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006


Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 27, 2006

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on July 27, 2006.


Pub.L. 109-248


James Sensenbrenner Jr.

Representative for Wisconsin's 5th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 26, 2006
Length: 64 pages

About the bill

Full Title

An act to protect children from sexual exploitation and violent crime, to prevent child abuse and child pornography, to promote Internet safety, and to honor the memory of Adam Walsh and other child crime victims.

Summary (CRS)

7/27/2006--Public Law.Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 - Recognizes the commitment of John and Reve Walsh to the protection of children from child predators on the 25th ... Read more >


Dec 8, 2005

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 8, 2006
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 20, 2006
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 21, 2006
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the Senate (Engrossed) with an Amendment.

Jul 25, 2006
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 27, 2006
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 4472”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


37 cosponsors (32R, 5D) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.


There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Subject Areas
Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

H.R. 5773 (Related)
Child Fingerprints Safekeeping Act of 2006

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 12, 2006

H.R. 4905 (Related)
Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 8, 2006

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